The English Class fourth graders have been learning about electricity in their environmental studies classes. They started experimenting with static electricity and learning about negatively and positively charged protons and negatively charged electrons. They learned that static electricity is the result of an imbalance between negative and positive charges in an object.
The pupils learned that charges can build up on the surface of an object until they find a way to be released or discharged. One way to discharge them is through a circuit so the pupils worked on creating simple circuits.